Year 1980 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 20 Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria sees hundreds of Berber political activists arrested
  • May 5 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building
  • May 8 World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated
  • Aug 14 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • Sep 22 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • Sep 30 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation [1]
  • Nov 9 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • Nov 13 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn during its fly-by
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Historical Marriages

Historical Divorces

  • Sep 5 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage
  • Oct 9 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot

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